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Governors Bay Jetty

Governors Bay Jetty

Restoring the Iconic Governors Bay Jetty 


Governors Bay jetty lies in a shallow bay within a dramatic volcanic landscape, dotted with rocky outcrops and native bush. It’s a magical place, only 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and easily accessible to Christchurch. The jetty is a defining feature of the bay, a remarkable 300 metres long – the longest one in Banks Peninsula and as long as New Brighton pier.  


It’s a place for fun, for fishing, for boating. A place to walk, to reflect, to connect with the enchanting surroundings. A place for children to learn about the sea, to feel the wind and watch the waves, to jetty jump, and to just be children. 


Over the years, as time and tide have taken their toll, the very future of the jetty has come under threat. In 1910, the Lyttelton Harbour Board decided to close the jetty, but local residents opposed its closure and the jetty was saved in 1913 by extending to its current length of 300 metres. 


After the February 2011 quake, the jetty was closed to the public. In 2015, Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust was set up to save the jetty by running the project and raising money. 


With over $1 million raised so far, the Trust will soon sign a construction contract to begin the rebuild next year. But they need your help. 
 

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

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Women in Sport

Women in Sport Fund

Women have a special role in sport. This fund is designed to nurture and inspire women and girl’s participation in sport, by providing funding to support individuals (athletes, coaches, and officials) based in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch, to grow their exposure and success, and then share their stories to younger athletes. Join our fund ambassador Gemma McCaw to play your part.

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